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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 1,072 express entry candidates with the required work experience in 11 targeted occupations with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 439 and 469 and other major criteria.


These more than 1,000 invitations were issued in the draw held on May 31st, via the OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream.  Canada’s capital city – Ottawa and Toronto are the two major cities of Ontario province that are popular destinations for the immigrants looking to settle as permanent residents.


With a special agreement with the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), province of Ontario is able to provide an immigration pathway to the skilled immigrants for permanent residency status in the province. This immigration pathway is called Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).


OINP’s Human Capital Priorities stream allows the province to search for the skilled immigrants in the federal government’s express entry program – express pool. These immigrants are able to meet the requirements of the labor market and clear the provincial eligibility criteria. This allows the province to issue them an invitation to apply for provincial nomination and apply for Canada PR visa.


If an express entry candidate is given a provincial nomination they are awarded 600 CRS points. This gives the boost to the candidate’s CRS score that is required to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to submit their application for Canada PR visa to the IRCC.


The very first step for a candidate to be considered for OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream or any other express entry linked stream is to enter the express pool.


The draw held on May 31st is the second time in this year for the OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, and the 1,072 invitations in this draw bring the total invitations issued in this year comes to 2,565 Notification of Interest (NOI) under Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream.


The latest draw targeted the express entry candidates who have work experience in the following 11 occupations:


On occasion, OINP conducts targeted draws through the Human Capital Priorities Stream for candidates with credentials that are not among its usual eligibility requirements.


This draw marks the first time OINP has targeted the above-mentioned occupations. Previously it targeted only the IT occupations. Targeting various occupations provides the OINP with the flexibility to adapt its Human Capital Priorities Stream according to its labor market and economic development priorities. It also becomes more responsive to the needs of the province’s employers.


Reference is taken from CIC news